musical definition, meaning - what is musical in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “musical”

See all translations

musical

adjective uk   us   /ˈmjuː.zɪ.kəl/
A2 related to or connected with music: musical instruments Mozart's musical compositions include symphonies and operas.C1 If you are musical, you have a skill in or great liking for music: The family all play instruments - they're all very musical.
More examples
musically
adverb uk   us   /-i/
C2 It's a school for musically gifted children (= those who are very good at playing a musical instrument or singing). Musically speaking (= referring to the music they produce), this band has a lot of talent.

musical

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈmjuː.zɪ.kəl/
B2 a play or film in which part of the story is sung to music
(Definition of musical from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of musical?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “musical” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More